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Healing Trauma

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To move forward we must face the past.

How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out
In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.
Can the Aftermath of Disaster Be Beautiful? Can the Aftermath of Disaster Be Beautiful?
by Anne Thomas
A letter from a Sendai teacher describes the strange and “magnificent” community that survived last spring’s devastating earthquake.
A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs
by Madhu Suri Prakash
After the death of his son, poet Javier Sicilia gave voice to the anguish of the Mexican people—and started a powerful movement of moral indignation against the senseless slaughter of the war on drugs.
Righting Wrongs the Maori Way Righting Wrongs the Maori Way
by Allan MacRae, Howard Zehr
Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime
Video: Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.
Recipes for Recovery Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Preventing Sexual Assault Preventing Sexual Assault
by Selena Shen
Freedom from harassment is part of students' right to an equal education.
Can Prison Be a Healing Place? Can Prison Be a Healing Place?
by Sarah van Gelder
Why the warden of Hawaii's only women's prison creates a sanctuary for its residents.
Why Punish Pain? Why Punish Pain?
by Gabor Maté
A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Horses as Healers Horses as Healers
by Lorna Shepardson
What do you do with a teenager who’s angry, depressed, disconnected, or all of the above? Lorna Shepardson knows a magical gift horses possess that can help bring young people from the depths of darkness to a glimmer of self-confidence. This is Lorna’s story.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burton
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness
Phyllis Rodriguez' son was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Aicha el-Wafi's son was convicted of conspiring to plan the attack that killed him. In 2002, the two mothers met and became friends.
Truth and Reconciliation in New York Truth and Reconciliation in New York
by David Kaczynski
Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen Marlowe
My brother and I don't always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I'll never walk out on him again.
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